2017 Lincoln Continental – The last model of the original Continental has been built back in 2002 and then Lincoln discontinued the car in order to replace it with a more mainstream model, the MKS which is their new flagship. However, this model also started to become dated, so it is currently in need of a major redesign. Not too long ago there have been rumors about a new generation of the MKS codenamed internally the New Continental. Nobody actually believed that this name is going to stick but lucky for all the former fans, the car is going to come on the market next year as the new Lincoln Continental 2017.
2017 Lincoln Continental specs
Unlike the previous model though, this new car is going to be based on Ford’s 4-wheel-drive modular platform, so it will be a 4-wheel driven car at its core which is a bit of progress considering that the original was rear-wheel-drive. However, unlike the MKS, the new Lincoln Continental 2017 is likely to be a more premium car which is going to aim at a much higher target audience. In fact, we expect this next generation to cost at least $100,000 which will bring it to premium level considering the price. This is mostly because Lincoln also plans to release the Town Car which would directly replace the MKS, allowing the Continental to be a more premium car than before.
While the chassis will be 4-wheel-drive at its core, the new 2017 Lincoln Continental is likely going to use Ford’s new 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost engine which is easily capable of pushing around 440 horsepower and around 450 lb-ft of torque in its standard form. A V8 might also be available for the first time in quite a bit of time on a Lincoln. This could be the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, engine which is good for around 430 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. In terms of transmission, the 2017 Lincoln Continental will use Ford’ all new 6-speed automatic. This new luxury car will be equipped with Lincoln Drive Control system that offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort.
Lincoln Continental 2017 redesign
Elegant, tranquil and easily powerful, the new Lincoln Continental 2017 blends meticulous craftsmanship and technologies developed to create better drivers and offer travelers with a more enjoyable and amusing environment influenced by superior travel. With a sleek silhouette and a brand-new centered chrome grille, the 2017 Continental Concept signifies the arrival of a new face for Lincoln. A raised Lincoln badge is surrounded by a span of repeating polished aluminum Lincoln Star symbols. E-Latch door deals with tuck discreetly in the clean car beltline. The door manage technology likewise offers classy entry. The doors open easily with the touch of a button positioned on the underside of the door handle wings and close silently.
“Some brands talk about ‘the machine. Lincoln is different. For us, it is about more than the machine. It is about what our vehicles do for our clients,” Kumar Galhotra, Lincoln president said.
New innovation is a trademark of the car. It begins with the automobile sensing your approach and lighting up to welcome you inside and out. Outdoors, signature full-width tail lamps include innovative light-through-chrome technology. Powerful LED matrix head lamps with laser-assist high beams lower glare and improve exposure. Rhapsody Blue metallic paint recalls Lincoln Continental’s trademark color.
Inside the 2017 Lincoln Continental Concept are the brand name’s most sensuous products ever, including Venetian leather seat and door panels, Alcantara seat inserts and armrests, satin headliner and shearling wool carpeting. Rose Gold cut around the instrument cluster provides warmth. Bright chrome trim on the instrument panel includes contrast. Ambient lighting boosts the interior, developing a calm environment. Soft-gold LED lights radiance from the center console and from the halo light overhead. Patented 30-way Lincoln-designed seats make use of a new-to-market design that conforms to passengers’ shapes and sizes. The passenger-side rear seat can fully recline by moving the front traveler seat forward with the touch of a button.
From a panel mounted on the through-center console, rear passengers likewise can manage climate settings and the Revel Ultima audio system, which enables travelers to select from three surround-sound modes: Stereo, Audience and On-Stage. Rear-seat convenience is additionally highlighted by an SPD SmartGlass tinting sunroof, which permits passengers to manage heat from direct sunshine. With the touch of a button, the glass can cool the car interior by as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit, while obstructing 99 percent of UV rays.
Rear-seat travelers likewise take pleasure in the benefit of a tablet-supporting lap tray that deploys from the through-center console. It likewise includes a champagne storage compartment. Detachable, handmade Venetian leather travel cases are mounted to the backside of the front seats.
2017 Lincoln Continental price and release date
Price of the new Lincoln Continental 2017 is still unknown but we expect the price tag around $100,000. This is higher than its competition but it offers much more on the rear seats. The 2017 Lincoln Continental for sale could be available till the end of next year, at least it could be presented as officially model.